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WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for the latest furlough developments at the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Defense. The show, which originally aired on Friday, May 3, is now available on demand.

Chuck Orzehoskie, president of AFGE's EPA Council 238, discussed the implementation of furloughs at the agency and its long-term effect on pollution and other environmental issues.

AFGE Defense Conference Vice Chair Patty Viers then detailed the union's ongoing Days of Action to permanently end furloughs at the Defense Department. Viers also addressed how furloughs would impact middle-class civilian DOD employees.

But first, AFGE Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten discussed the union's legislative efforts to fight back against sequestration and furloughs.

Lastly, GovLoop Community Engagement Director Andrew Krzmarzick provided tips for furloughed federal employees facing a work backlog and highlighted the benefits of government agencies using social media.

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"Inside Government" is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact federal and D.C. government employees. The show airs each Friday at 10 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington, D.C., and online at It is also available to millions of iPod users through Apple's iTunes podcast. "Inside Government" is produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation's largest federal employee union, representing 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees


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